Basic Electrical Wiring

Academic Certificate

Overview

The Basic Electrical Wiring Certificate provides fundamental knowledge of electrical wiring and AC and DC circuits.

Students become familiar with electrical codes, ordinances, print reading, and electricity fundamentals. Courses taken in this program may be applied toward the Diploma in Industrial Electricity if students later elect to pursue this program.

Students are required to purchase a set of small hand tools at an approximate cost of $100. Courses taken in this program may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree program if the student later elects to pursue the degree

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(11 Credit Hours)
EEM-117 AC/DC Circuits I

AC/DC Circuits I

ID: EEM-117

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating theory, ohm's law, series, parallel, and combination circuits. Circuits are constructed and tested.

4
EEM-140 National Electrical Code

National Electrical Code

ID: EEM-140

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the national electrical code and is based on the latest codes as published by the national fire protection association (NFPA).

3
EEM-118 AC/DC Circuits II

AC/DC Circuits II

ID: EEM-118

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of direct and alternating current theory to include circuit analysis using mathematics and verified with electrical measurements.

4
Semester 2
(11 Credit Hours)
EEM-141 Residential/Commercial Codes

Residential/Commercial Codes

ID: EEM-141

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers national electrical code (NEC), including a study in, and application of, the NEC and city and county electrical ordinances as pertaining to residential and commercial wiring.

3
EEM-165 Residential/Commercial Wiring

Residential/Commercial Wiring

ID: EEM-165

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices used in residential and commercial applications.

4
EEM-172 Electrical Print Reading

Electrical Print Reading

ID: EEM-172

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of electrical prints as they pertain to layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in residential, commercial and/or industrial complexes.

4
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
EEM-142 Commercial/Industrial Codes

Commercial/Industrial Codes

ID: EEM-142

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers national electrical code (NEC), including a study in, and application of, the NEC and city and county electrical ordinances as pertaining to commercial and industrial wiring.

3
EEM-166 Commercial/Industrial Wiring

Commercial/Industrial Wiring

ID: EEM-166

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices in commercial and industrial applications.

4
  Total Credit Hours 29
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,162.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Electrical Helper

Electrical Helpers assist electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Their duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. They measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit using measuring instruments and hand tools.

Projected Job Growth

+1.6%

Average Annual Salary

$28,720
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Private Electrician Corporations
  • Construction Companies

Careers

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Electrical Maintenance Technicians create, maintain, and repair the electronic components and equipment used in any equipment or device that involves electricity. This role can sometimes work with electricians or electrical engineers, or work on-site to keep machinery and specialty equipment running correctly.

Projected Job Growth

+8.5%

Average Annual Salary

$67,849
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Nuclear Facilities
  • Construction Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Journeyman Electrician

A journeyman electrician works with installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical setups. An electrician reads blueprints to assist in working with electrical systems. Main job duties involve making repairs and troubleshooting issues. Electricians should also have solid training and experience.

Master Electrician

Design the system or assist in the design process, obtain any necessary permits and order parts and equipment for the project. They either perform the installation themselves or supervise the installation process. They must ensure all circuits are correctly installed and in working order.

Electrical Contractor

An electrical contractor is a business person or firm that performs specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. Including being able to hire and train the workforce to become electricians and safety officers.